2011 Products of the Year

Asigra Inc. Cloud Backup v11

Asigra is the backup and DR software and services category gold winner in Storage magazine's/SearchStorage.com's 2011 Products of the Year competition. To get a complete listing of all our winners, please read our guide to the best data storage products of 2011

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Asigra Cloud Backup v11 is designed to protect storage, servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones -- a range of functionality that reduces if not eliminates the need for backup point products. Asigra’s approach is unique: It’s the first backup software provider to offer a product with the ability to back up all data-carrying devices throughout an enterprise.

Many analysts agree that endpoint backup is an underserved area of the data protection market. Extending data protection to laptops and smartphones is a timely innovation, as the workforce becomes more mobile.

Asigra Cloud Backup v11 can be deployed as an on-premises private cloud backup solution, a hybrid cloud backup solution for local and offsite backup, or as a pure public cloud backup app. It’s hardware agnostic and can be installed as a virtual machine. The release offers a number of performance enhancements, including a 400% performance improvement over v10, according to Asigra. It supports 10 Gbps local-area network (LAN) interfaces, and internal processes have been improved for faster data read/writes with multithreaded data dedupe, parallel processing for read I/O and data throughput, multiple overlapped I/O and delta differencing.

V11 also offers a new Web management portal and an automated licensing scheme. The portal, called DS-NOC (Network Operations Center) monitors Asigra’s DS-Client, DS-System and Asigra Backup Lifecycle Manager (BLM) Archiver components. Cloud License Server allows managed service providers (MSPs) to remotely authenticate and update users’ licenses. One of our judges said “there’s nothing like it in the market for enabling backup and recovery as a service.”

Pricing for Asigra Cloud Backup v11 starts at $2,000.

Find out the other winners in the Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services category.


This was first published in February 2012

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